Global Cooling...

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    News of shocking death toll and whole regions shut off from the rest of the world by snow and closed roads and railways have dominated headlines from Eastern Europe in recent days. But even as officials struggle to respond to extreme temperatures, many people are forging ahead with daily life, fortified by years of experience and hot drinks.

    Temperatures have hit 100-year lows in some parts of the region, nearing minus-25 degrees F., well below the usual level. The death toll across the region now tops 200 – roughly 30 in Poland, 22 in Romania, at least 10 in Bulgaria, and more than 160 in Ukraine, where many people reportedly froze to death on the streets. In Serbia, almost 12,000 people are said to be isolated, trapped in remote villages and farmsteads.

    In Romania, trains and flights have been cancelled, and the border with Bulgaria was temporarily closed due to snow. The situation is serious enough for the government to deploy armored cars to rescue stranded motorists, and for the mayor of Bucharest to call for bakers to lay in stocks of bread in preparation for worsening conditions...


    "I don't think I've ever experienced temperatures this cold, but it's almost added to the charm of the trip. But I'm amazed the country doesn't shut down – in England, everything would grind to a halt. Here everyone seems prepared," Mr. Bingham says...

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    J.E.D What's tha matta?

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    meanwhile we're having the warmest winter ever in VT ~S~
     
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    All this while the news is reporting that there is no artic air over the lower 48, now I guess we know where the artic air is.
     
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    Lets see, first it was the "ozone hole" then it was global warming and then cap & trade. Smells like a scam to me.
     
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    You're getting warmer.
     
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    An ice berg split off from Antarctica? My oh my oh my! I'll bet that has never happened before!
     
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    J.E.D What's tha matta?

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    Try reading the links sometime, would you?

     
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    Ever? Really... warmest winter ever where you live? Is this another fact based on "since I can remember"?
     
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    We've had no snow here and none of the usual rains.

    Farmers are really hurting.
     

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